Sentinel lymph node biopsy has a high diagnostic value in early stage oral squamous cell carcinoma, making it a viable and attractive alternative to elective neck dissection, a new meta-analysis reveals.
Ibrutinib may afford better overall response rate (ORR), progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (R/R CLL) compared with ofatumumab, the idelalisib-ofatumumab combination and physician’s choice, according to a systematic literature review.
Administering proton pump inhibitor (PPI) prior to endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for differentiated early gastric cancer with ulcer may effectively heal the ulcer lesion and shorten the mean procedure time, according to a study.
Cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) 4/6 inhibitors may be a potential game changer in breast cancer therapy, with promising results from the MONALEESA-2 trial sub-analysis showing that ribociclib, in combination with letrozole, significantly improved progression-free survival (PFS) in Asian women with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.
Incorporating brachytherapy in standard treatment protocols for elderly cervical cancer patients has the potential to improve treatment outcomes, according to a review study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2016 Congress held in Singapore.
Smoking and salted vegetable consumption may increase the risk of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), a recent Singapore study found.
Endoscopic stenting does not up recurrence, mortality risks in patients with obstruction from colorectal cancer
Patients with colorectal cancer who underwent endoscopic stenting for acute large bowel obstruction fared similarly in cancer recurrence risk and overall survival (OS) as those who had emergency surgery, a new study showed.
Circulating micro RNAs (miRNAs) shows good prognostic value for distant metastasis-free survival, relapse-free survival and disease-free survival in patients with triple negative breast cancer, a new meta-analysis shows.
Results of a study suggest that older age and sepsis are linked with higher 1-year overall mortality after colon cancer surgery.
Stratifying ovarian cancer patients with gene expression molecular subtypes (GEMS) enables the identification of AXL in mesenchymal subtype ovarian cancer, according to a study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia 2016 Congress held in Singapore.